While The Walking Dead spinoff focused on Daryl and Carol has hit a snag with Melissa McBride leaving the project, Isle of the Dead is moving forward. Deadline has just reported that the project led by Lauren Cohan and Jeffrey Dean Morgan has now added actor Gaius Charles as an additional lead. He’ll join their journey through a post-apocalyptic Manhattan, which has been cut off and is now a cesspool filled to the brim with Walkers, and anarchy reigns among its survivors.
Charles will take on the role of Izaak, who has a strong sense of justice and unyieldingly follows his own path. He enjoys what he does and certainly adds some humor to the terror he pushes. Izaak is also looking after his wife and daughters, and we may uncover a loss in his life that he still carries with him to this day, yet he never runs away fro his mistakes.
Gaius Charles made his name with his portrayal of Brian “Smash” Williams on Friday Night Lights, as well as a recurring role on The Wonder Years, Roswell, New Mexico, and Queens. The AMC and AMC+ series is eyeing a 2023 release. It’ll consist of six episodes with Scott M. Gimple, Chief Content Officer of The Walking Dead franchise, producing the series alongside Eli Jorné, Cohan, and Morgan.